Karen L. Craig

  • Born: July 27, 1962
  • Died: July 24, 2021
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Beloved Sister, Godmother, and Friend

Karen L. Craig, 58, of Philadelphia died at her home on July 24, 2021. She was born July 27, 1962 to the late Edward C. Craig and the late Margaret L. Craig (nee Henry). Karen is the beloved sister of Douglas Craig and his wife Dolores and Donna V. Hicks and her husband Glen; Godmother of Kelly Hicks and Joesette Hacker; beloved human companion of Nieco; she is also survived by a loving extended family and friends.

Karen was raised and educated in Philadelphia. As a lifelong animal lover, Karen never met a puppy (no matter the age of the dog) she didn't have time to stop and adore. She was an employee of the Government Services Administration for more than 35 years. In her free time, Karen not only travelled extensively but took a great deal of interest in immersing herself in the local cultures including museums and aquariums. Along the way, she became an avid SCUBA diver, a pursuit and passion that she shared with her sister Donna and brother Douglas. Karen was a member of the Neshaminy Chapter #374 Order of the Eastern Star for more than 25 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to Karen's Life Celebration from 9:00 A.M. and Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family hopes that charitable donations will be made in her name to the Philadelphia SPCA via their website at https://www.pspca.org/tribute-memorial-gifts.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Christina and Bill Mellor - Oakford, PA - friend   August 19, 2021

Karen was once an avid scuba diver and we loved spending time with her during club activities.

Posted by Christina and Bill Mellor - Oakford, PA - friend   August 19, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Craig family as they mourn the tragic loss of Karen. Karen smile and laugh are etched in my memory. We worked together at GSA in the early days of my career and I always enjoyed seeing her when our paths crossed. Wishing you peace as you grieve her much too early loss and honor her memory. Rest In Peace dear Karen.

Posted by Megan Phillips - North Wales, PA - Coworker   August 06, 2021

My dear Karen;

I am so sorry that you leave us so soon. You will forever be remembered and we will miss you so much. God bless you and Rest in Peace. With love; Juan

Posted by Juan Cuz - West Hartford, CT - Coworker   August 04, 2021

Although we were not able to get together often, particularly with COVID, we considered Karen a great friend, even family. We enjoyed diving with Karen many years ago and looked forward to any time we could spend with her. I loved her Facebook posts, they helped me to feel closer to her. She will be missed, especially on Christmas Eve.

Posted by Tina and BIll Mellor - Oakford, PA - Friend   August 01, 2021

Karen at GSA's Annual Phillies Game.

Posted by Sherrie Taylor - Coworker   July 30, 2021

"Those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight..Must leave us and the world we know without their radiant light." Karen's light will shine forever in your hearts. My prayers are with all those who loved and cared for her. Her bright smile and quick wit will be painfully missed.

Posted by Sherrie Taylor - Upper Darby, PA - Coworker   July 30, 2021

Dear Craig Family, I met Karen years ago at one of her co workers birthday party later to find out she lived across from my sister .I would be sitting out with my sisters neighbors when Karen would walk by with nieco and mimi. Karen always stopped and we would pet the dogs and have some laughs. I went over a couple times and cut out this huge weed that grew in the back corner of the yard. My sister told me that she passed suddenly. I know God will be good to her her dedication taking things to the nursing home to your mom. She was a very caring person and loved her dogs.I will miss our laughs on her way back home with the dogs. It is just so hard to grasp to not see her walking little nieco .Take good care of her little boy. He is going to feel very lost. May the angels welcome her to paradise. I will keep all of you in my prayers. I will pray to Karen to comfort all of you. Her soul went right to heaven so she does not need prayers but we should all pray to her because she will be there to continue to help us all who she left so quickly.

Posted by Gary Hearn - philadelphia, PA - Neighbor   July 29, 2021

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Corlette Bumbrey, Coworker , Springfield, Va. 07/29/21

Posted by Corlette Bumbrey - Fredericksburg, VA - Coworker   July 29, 2021

Sending prayers and condolences to the family of Karen. So saddened to hear of her sudden passing. May God be with you through this difficult time.

Posted by Lori Marrs - Bristol, TN - Coworker   July 29, 2021

My heart is deeply sadden. Sending condolences to the Craig family. Karen will truly be missed by her GSA family. I feel blessed to know her. A simple phone with Karen's "Philly accent" on the end always turned into a long conversation ending with laughs. The Craig family is in my prayers.

Posted by Teresa Zuber - Fort Worth, TX - Coworker   July 29, 2021

Im so sad to hear this. The only comfort is knowing she's with her parents who she loved so dearly.

Posted by Lynn Gillis - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   July 28, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved Karen. We are heartbroken over the loss of such a sweet and wonderful friend and coworker. She was so special to our GSA work family. Karen's knowledge and passion for the property program and her vibrant personality will be missed so much. She left a legacy at GSA that will live on in our program and in our hearts and memories. Lifting all up in prayer for strength and comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Jennifer Koranda - Fort Worth, TX - Coworker   July 28, 2021

To the family of Karen. I pray that God will comfort you during your time of loss. She was a beautiful co-worker (Region 4) with a beautiful spirit. Very helpful in everyway. I will miss her very much. May the peace of God be with you always.

Posted by Tina V. Lowe - Atlanta, GA - Coworker   July 28, 2021

My condolences to the Craig Family

Posted by jacqueline johnson - VA - Coworker   July 28, 2021

My condolences to Karen's family in the loss of their sister, Godmother and friend.

Posted by Dorianne Hale - South Holland, IL - Coworker   July 28, 2021

To Donna, Douglas, and family: you have our sincere condolences on the loss of Karen. I have known and worked with her at GSA since 1987. She was an exemplary coworker and a caring friend. She will be solely missed. May God bless and comfort you during the days, months, and years to come. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Ps. 30:5). Sorrowfully, Charles

Posted by Charles Robinson - Waldorf, MD - Coworker   July 28, 2021

Candle

Karen was a valuable friend to have. We will really miss her. I wish we had been able to spend more time with her.

Posted by Christina Mellor - Oakford, PA - Friend   July 27, 2021


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Karen at GSA's Annual Phillies Game.